realign

verb

re·​align ˌrē-ə-ˈlīn How to pronounce realign (audio)
realigned; realigning; realigns

transitive verb

: to align again
especially : to reorganize or make new groupings of
realignment noun

Examples of realign in a Sentence

We had to realign the text to fit it on the page. The car's wheels were realigned.
Recent Examples on the Web The situation could force vulnerable companies to consider merger-and-acquisition options as the content marketplace realigns around streaming economics, which generally are not as lucrative as linear TV ad margins. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 18 Jan. 2024 Adding to that question, has the party realigned too closely with him for that to happen? Julia Azari, ABC News, 12 Dec. 2023 Light therapy lamps might help realign your circadian rhythm and stimulate serotonin production. Caitlin Pagán, Verywell Health, 3 Oct. 2023 Plan a Goal-Setting Session A goal-setting session helps realign their focus toward what needs to be achieved in the short and long term. Rolling Stone Culture Council, Rolling Stone, 1 Feb. 2024 But because Zero’s interpretations, analyses and outputs must constantly realign with the whims of the executives, there is no shared sense of truth or reality. Matthew Jordan, The Conversation, 1 Feb. 2024 The district’s current plan to realign its elementary transitions means students will attend Brewster Elementary School from pre-K through first grade, Lyman from second through third and then Memorial Elementary School for fourth and fifth grade. Jessika Harkay, Hartford Courant, 8 Jan. 2024 The most recent idea was to realign the operations center on the eastern side of the existing site, but closer to the railroad tracks, which would have freed up as much as 10 acres for the city. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Dec. 2023 Related: Specialized centers can help realign the U.S.’s moral compass for sickle cell disease Many of us living with sickle cell have learned to live with the disease. Jennifer Fields, STAT, 8 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of realign was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Realign.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/realign. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

realign

verb
re·​align ˌre-ə-ˈlīn How to pronounce realign (audio)
: to align again
especially : to reorganize or make new groupings of
realignment noun

Legal Definition

realign

transitive verb
re·​align ˌrē-ə-ˈlīn How to pronounce realign (audio)
: to make new divisions or groupings of
especially : to regroup (one or more litigants) to reflect the true arrangement of interests in a suit

Note: After examining the ultimate interests of the parties involved in a suit, the court might choose to realign the plaintiffs and defendants so that, for example, one of the defendants becomes a plaintiff.

realignment noun

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